- Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Scarlet Letter" (1850)
- Henry David Thoreau, "Walden;" or, "Life in the Woods" (1854)
- Walt Whitman, "Leaves of Grass" (1855)
- Louisa May Alcott, "Little Women," or, "Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy" (1868)
- Stephen Crane, "The Red Badge of Courage" (1895)
- Robert Frost, "New Hampshire" (1923)
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby" (1925)
- John Steinbeck, "The Grapes of Wrath" (1939)
- Tennessee Williams, "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1947)
My Kindle is getting heavy: 88 books that shaped America
88 books that have shaped our nation. A few of my favorites:
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If you're a football fan, you know what an end run is. From Merriam-Webster: a football play in which the ballcarrier attempts to ru...
I recently spent a week in the hospital. Two of those days, I was in the regular ol' hospital because my blood pressure was out of wha...
When my kids were little and my days were organized chaos, I would day-dream of being a Carmelite nun. Oh, to have a quiet little cell for...